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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126 (Sunnyvale, CA) in January 2019.

Interview

Had an online assessment test followed by a phone and onsite interview. Questions were not that difficult if you study well medium level questions. A lot of leadership questions. Half of the interview is spent on leadership questions which limits the time for coding.

Interview Questions

  • Leadership related behavioral questions. Leetcode medium questions   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Amazon Lab126

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126.

    Interview

    Applied online and got a call for a phone screen with the HR the very next day. Scheduled for a technical phone screen where I was asked a leetcode hard problem, I solved it sub optimally but it was a tough String problem and I think I did a good job and its been a month but no response even on multiple follow ups. Very unprofessional.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126 (Seattle, WA) in August 2018.

    Interview

    Got contacted by a recruited and scheduled a phone screen 2 weeks out. The phone interviewer was very difficult to understand and I had to clarify what was said several times.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126 (Sunnyvale, CA) in June 2018.

    Interview

    Pretty much your standard process:
    - 1 Phone screen
    - 6 onsites (3 technical, 1 bar raiser (technical), 1 lunch, 1 behavioural)

    Overall I would the interview questions were your typical leetcode questions with possibly some variants. Got a callback the next day saying they wanted to give an offer. Ended up declining mainly due to compensation and culture fit. Don't expect them to match big N or even come close (though maybe my interview results were not as good with them?).

    The culture fit also really stood out to me during the interview. It felt very cult-like and very much drinking the kool-aid. A fair bit of questions over the "leadership" sheets they sent you which don't really seem to have much relevance. Also suggested there would be lots of on-call and work life balance can be an issue but because they're passionate about the products they're okay with it. Hiring manager seemed to good about work life balance but the employees not so much. Also a common theme that was continously told to me in every interview was that you can always switch teams at Amazon and its encouraged but when I asked more details about the team switch process they said you still need to interview and it depends on that teams hiring manager.

    In summary thourgh, if you're really passionate about amazon products I think they're working on interesting things.

    Interview Questions

    • Various leet code questions. Nothing really related to my background.   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126.

    Interview

    Technical phone screen followed by an onsite interview.

    Before you even proceed with the interview process, make sure you read the Glassdoor reviews of the company - they are spot on! I had the most unpleasant onsite interview experience at Amazon Lab126.

    The HR coordinator had scheduled 6 interview slots with 7 interviewers, 30min each. 3 of the slots involved coding questions, 2 emphasized on project management, behavioral questions, etc., and the last session was more of a next steps overview with HR.
    The first person I got to interview with was awkward and unprofessional. First, he was hesitant to shake my hand when I introduced myself. He gave me a coding question which I started solving by brute-forcing it first, and after 5 minutes into it he became annoyed, and ended the coding session; asked another question and left the room 7 min early, leaving me to wait by myself in the interview room (interviewers are supposed to wait for the next interviewer to come in before they leave). You can only image how motivated I was to proceed with the interview process after that.

    In another session, I was scheduled to speak with two interviewers - one of them was not even interested in speaking with me, and would type on their computer during the whole session - I guess it was too much for the other guy to interview me and record notes at the same time so they needed a second person in there.

    My lunch break was awkward as well since they paired me with some employee who was not even on the team I was interviewing for. I tried to make small talk and learn more about the work, and company culture, but the employee seemed to lack both ambition, and interest in their own work.
    There were a couple of decent, genuine people who I interviewed with that day, and they both struggled to give me good answers to the question "What is the best thing about working at Amazon Lab126?" Their answers concluded with the "it is a good stepping stone" - what most of the Glassdoor reviews read.

    The last straw for me was the final interview session with the HR. The individual was the coldest, unfriendly HR employee I had ever met. Everything they talked about ended with emphasizing how grateful one should be about working at amazon (I was already working at a 500 fortune company). The funny part was when they concluded with the great perk of getting 10% off of any amazon device (that's like what, $10 off?)

    Amazon Lab126 also seems to lack diversity; if you're not Indian, you will stick out like a sore thumb.

    It was a waste of my time and energy; would not recommend.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126.

    Interview

    Phone interview after initial call from recruiter. Phone interview was supposed to be for 45 minutes but went on for 1 hour and 45 minutes with an hour of technical discussion. I did the interview extremely well, only to get rejected in 2 days. No idea what happened internally that caused them to not move forward with the process.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126 (Sunnyvale, CA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    got a call from a recruiter on LinkedIn.
    had a telephonic interview (cleared it)
    onsite for 5-6 hours
    after phone interview they said that the position is filled so the recruiter got a 2nd opening and bring me onsite where i had 7-8 people to deal withl

    Interview Questions

    • explain overloading vs overriding, why Amazon, your weakness, which car do you have, where do you live, do you have family here, sort array using o(n), write test cases for a product

      all of the interviewers were Rajnikanth(a person like Chuck Norris in India). they speak same language but i did not so they rejected me. they try to ask interview question in tamil to see if i speak rajnikanth's language.....   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Amazon Lab126 (Mountain View, CA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online. The interview process took 4 weeks. The recruiters were very prompt. They gave me feedback in 5 days after phone interview, and an oral offer in 5 days after onsite interview. Onsite interview consists of 5 technical rounds, with your hiring manager and team colleagues.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavior question about Amazon's Leadership principles. Every interviewer will ask you a question about one of their principles and how you applied it in your previous working experience.   Answer Question
    • Technical questions are fairly easy. Just some basic algorithm questions which you can find everywhere.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126 (Cupertino, CA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online and got the phone interview pretty fast. After about 1 week got the onsite interview. There were 6 rounds of interviews. All related to algorithms. Mostly Easy/Medium on LeetCode.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126 (Cupertino, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I got a phone interview by asking a coding problem which is to find the shortest path of two points in a tree.
    For the onsite interview
    first round Top k problem and implement a heap
    second round design a LFU
    third round copy a linkedlist, copy a linkedlist with random pointer and copy a graph
    forth round implement a queue and joseph problem
    fifth round level traverse a tree by fibonacci order

    Interview Questions


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